This site is a touristic guide containing useful information on how to discover and visit Turin,
the first capital of Italy; a town rich in history, which became famous throughout the world
in 2006 when it hosted the XX Winter Olympic Games.
Turin is a city of Italy, rich in history and culture, that offers tourists more than 40 cultural sites to visit including castles, royal residences, parks and museums. Do not miss: the Egyptian Museum and the National Cinema Museum.
Visiting the historic centre of Turin you'll discover beautiful squares, baroque palaces and shopping streets; the town is famous for its 18 km of arcades, built in the 18th century, and under which you can find everything you need, from antique shops to the fashion shops as well as the town's historical &quoit;cafés".
For those who want to organize a weekend in Turin the choice of hotels and bed and breakfast is very wide and suitable for all needs; the Tourist Office offers throughout the year several packages to enable you to stay in Turin at reasonable prices.
With the Torino + Piemonte Card you will have the opportunity to visit more than 180 cultural sites of Piedmont and use the public transport and the tourist services of Turin for a period of 2, 3 or 5 days. Available all year is on sale at the Tourist Information Offices at prices ranging between 15 and 51€.
In addition to the Royal Residences, the old dynasties left to the Province of Turin a great heritage; the entire territory is scattered with magnificent manors and enchanting castles, completely restored in recent years and currently open to visitors. Over the centuries, the alpine region was also an area for important fortifications, like the Fort of Exilles in Val Susa, the Fort Bramafam of Bardonecchia and the Fort of Fenestrelle, the most impressive of all and considered the largest masonry structure after the Great Wall of China.
The mountains in the territory of Turin Province are not just ski resort but also unspoiled paradise for pleasant moment of relax. The slopes at Bardonecchia Ski and the Vialattea (Cesana - Sansicario, Claviere, Pragelato, Sauze d'Oulx e Sestriere) were the setting for 2006 Torino Olympic Game and include a total of 550 km of downhill slopes (with nightlights) and over 100 km of cross country trials, with innovative ski lift and prestigious ski schools. To visit Turin is also an ideal opportunity for a wonderful winter holiday in Piedmont.